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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 4,889
Posted By retinax
So this happened, huh? At some point in the last...

So this happened, huh? At some point in the last few weeks the price for the T-max films from the cheapest sources in Europe jumped by about 2€ per 135/36. Didn't expect such a large increase all at...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Day Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,071
Posted By retinax
Sure, I didn't mean to say that the curves tool...

Sure, I didn't mean to say that the curves tool is the one and only ticket to "good tonality", but I was mainly responding to Ko.Fe. and his observation that most samples have bad tonality. I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Days Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,071
Posted By retinax
Yes well I looked at one of the linked reviews...

Yes well I looked at one of the linked reviews and also from some other stuff I've seen, apparently a lot of people seem to fail to understand that the huge dynamic ra -ok ok, exposure range- results...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,024
Posted By retinax
La France profonde in gorgeous tones. Love them,...

La France profonde in gorgeous tones. Love them, Robert! Also those by cjm and Shab are wonderful tonally.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By retinax
I have a P which makes the same kind of noise. I...

I have a P which makes the same kind of noise. I also have taken off the shell and lubricated a tiny bit in all the places that were accessible and seemed to need it, but no difference. Dan, where...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By retinax
You're aware that the heads on tripods can...

You're aware that the heads on tripods can usually be exchanged? So if the problem is just the head, you could get a new one or even just take it off to clean. Sorry, know nothing about feet.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 570
Posted By retinax
Amazing what expertise is present at RFF! I...

Amazing what expertise is present at RFF!
I imagine that if you can speak with the person who does the lighting, that could be very helpful for getting your exposures right. And one of the 3200 films...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,987
Posted By retinax
Huss, could you post a 1:1 crop from closer to...

Huss, could you post a 1:1 crop from closer to the edge of the frame, at a wider aperture? That would tell us more about the quality of the lens.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By retinax
Update: There of course are screws for adjusting...

Update:
There of course are screws for adjusting the focusing screen position. No idea why I couldn't find them the first time around. JIS cross heads, placed where you'd expect them, around the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By retinax
I think/hope the OP pictures not only the...

I think/hope the OP pictures not only the specifics of rangefinders being taught, but a photo school which lets students use Leicas a collector donates. Hopefully not exclusively as the phrase...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By retinax
No no I think I get your idea from your...

No no I think I get your idea from your clarification post #6. Sorry I got hung up on the "Leica rangefinder photo school" name - if we don't have to call it that, I'm all for it :).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By retinax
To clarify my thought, not only for the...

To clarify my thought, not only for the inevitable someone trying to pick a fight: I think lending out a camera collection to people to use would be wonderful, and Deardorffs would ideally be lent to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By retinax
Insurance with a hefty deductible to be paid by...

Insurance with a hefty deductible to be paid by the borrower would have to be part of it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,209
Posted By retinax
I'm a little sad for all great cameras that have...

I'm a little sad for all great cameras that have to stay in a cupboard somewhere. Putting them to use is good.

I'm afraid a Leica rangefinder photo school would be a gear-centric, elitist affair...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By retinax
This is a hoax, right? Some hacker-photo-geek...

This is a hoax, right? Some hacker-photo-geek satire collective has taken over their website, yes?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By retinax
Get your money back and send it to a tech who...

Get your money back and send it to a tech who knows what he's doing. That's a normal, perhaps the most commonly needed, adjustment with older cloth shutters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By retinax
M-mount is becoming a new universal mirrorless...

M-mount is becoming a new universal mirrorless mount. Users of CaNiSonic will find the size reasonable. I assume these will not be RF coupled, unnecessary for UWA.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By retinax
I can imagine these look lovely in person. How...

I can imagine these look lovely in person. How black are the blacks?
I'm sure I will need more advice, but it'll be a while until I actually try this.
Regarding the hardener, can alum not be applied...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By retinax
Ok obviously I need to read up on this, thanks!

Ok obviously I need to read up on this, thanks!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By retinax
Oh wow I certainly won't use that, badly...

Oh wow I certainly won't use that, badly ventilated darkroom and prints will be stored in my bedroom.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By retinax
All great to know, thanks! I think I will order...

All great to know, thanks! I think I will order some at some point and cost makes Foma the first choice, unless there are objections.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
Try it with the recommended dilution of...

Try it with the recommended dilution of photo-flo, that could solve it. Use a syringe to measure. Some also report good results with only a drop of the stuff. Others have good results with a rinse...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By retinax
Liquid emulsion on paper - please share experience and pics

Hello,
Those of you who have worked with liquid emulsion from Foma or "Rollei" (Maco) or others, or made their own - can we discuss this stuff? Maybe see some examples?
One thing I want to know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By retinax
Regarding zooms I do concur with the talking head...

Regarding zooms I do concur with the talking head in the video. A prime forces one to get in there, work the perspective, teaches you what you can do with that one angle of view and gives you a set...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By retinax
I can't compare it to any Leica lenses but my J-8...

I can't compare it to any Leica lenses but my J-8 from the 70s is clear like a new lens, too. Shimming it wasn't very hard and it makes nice pictures with that Sonnar look.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By retinax
Great information, thanks! I've used only 1+2 and...

Great information, thanks! I've used only 1+2 and I've mostly produced thin-ish negatives from T-max because I always have some shots with high SBR on a roll and prefer printing with higher grades...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,242
Posted By retinax
Marty, can you elaborate what the problem is with...

Marty, can you elaborate what the problem is with T-grain films and higher dilutions of X-tol? Seems to work well for me, although times do get long. I think the curve shoulders off more unless you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By retinax
I don't know the codes, if you need the version...

I don't know the codes, if you need the version with times for 1+2 and 1+3, p.m. me your email address.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By retinax
I don't understand your formula but yes, that...

I don't understand your formula but yes, that idea is what I also added in my response to Out to Lunch. I hardly ever hear that expressed though and it doesn't seem very practical. And that can't be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By retinax
Hehe no the handle comes from the Kodak camera....

Hehe no the handle comes from the Kodak camera. The only thing thing in my analysis that relates to my formal education is distortion from projections, I learned about them regarding maps, but it ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By retinax
Regarding the "natural human field of view" type...

Regarding the "natural human field of view" type of arguments, they're complete nonsense. We don't see a two-dimensional image of the world with defined borders. We construct a mental three...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By retinax
I don't hear an explanation there why 35mm is...

I don't hear an explanation there why 35mm is supposed to be the best. Everything he says could also apply to 50 or 28 or even wider. And obviously many do pick these or something else.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By retinax
Yashica Electro 35CC for parts. Electronics...

Yashica Electro 35CC for parts. Electronics likely shot.
Olympus Mju Zoom, electronics shot.
Can get individual parts for you out of a Minolta XD-7/11, will keep to rest as a parts donor for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,484
Posted By retinax
This has been my experience, too. You would...

This has been my experience, too. You would however regret having no backup if your only camera failed, or having brought too much if you have to carry it on your back. Nonetheless fretting about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,310
Posted By retinax
Sorry to say I think you're seeing what you want...

Sorry to say I think you're seeing what you want to see. The highlights in this look very washed out. I don't think you can reap the benefits of pyro in the highlights with scanning, you need to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
I find it hard enough to find areas with even...

I find it hard enough to find areas with even highlights and shadows, respectively, for test strips. Wouldn't work for me and wouldn't have worked for the dude who posted your link if he hadn't found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
That would be super useful if you had a print...

That would be super useful if you had a print that had both highlights and shadows all over so you'd get both in each square...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
Of course, I haven't written anything contrary to...

Of course, I haven't written anything contrary to that. Doesn't matter, what I mean is the method Mike Rosenlof explained.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
By cumulative exposure I mean the combined...

By cumulative exposure I mean the combined (cumulative) effect of the 00 and the 5 exposures.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
Sure, my point is however any filter between 00...

Sure, my point is however any filter between 00 and 5 passes a mixtures of the only (in terms of what the paper responds to, subtractive filters will also pass other, irrelevant wavelenghts) green or...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
Unless you already do this: Do the hard test...

Unless you already do this: Do the hard test strip first, select an exposure time that, based on experience, is maybe a little shorter than what looks good (start thinking of this fudge factor as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
For straight prints? Bold claim, can you explain...

For straight prints? Bold claim, can you explain why? VC paper is made up of two or more layers that have different contrast and are sensitive to blue and green to different degrees. Contrast is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,051
Posted By retinax
Sorry I have no split grade advice other than to...

Sorry I have no split grade advice other than to keep at it and keep your experiments systematic, make sure you developer your test strips to completion, otherwise that could lead to what you're...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By retinax
So if there is no film loaded, wouldn't it expose...

So if there is no film loaded, wouldn't it expose longer because the pressure plate is probably less reflective than film?
Then if your test, Valdas, was without film, this could be normal behavior.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By retinax
These are really different beasts, for me the...

These are really different beasts, for me the main factors would be if you want close focus and precise framing that an SLR provides.
I've been tempted by the Contax Gs with their flawless glass...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By retinax
That's really cool, thanks for the link!

That's really cool, thanks for the link!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By retinax
Wait, these mounting flanges fit on most or all...

Wait, these mounting flanges fit on most or all m-mount lenses? They're all the same? Then making one in ltm would be all one needs to use any M-mount lens on any ltm camera, provided there's an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By retinax
Mike, what is the big glass from the whisky brand...

Mike, what is the big glass from the whisky brand for? Are huge whisky sodas a thing in Japan?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By retinax
And how do you agitate? At what temperature? Two...

And how do you agitate? At what temperature? Two and a half minutes with little or no agitation or at a low temperature may be not enough. You should do the maximum black test I proposed above, with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
Indeed, I think there was camera movement, pretty...

Indeed, I think there was camera movement, pretty clear if you look at the lettering on the multi-colored chocolates (?) at the bottom right. Maybe bad focus too. If the lens performed like that it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By retinax
1. Are you by any chance using the satin paper?...

1. Are you by any chance using the satin paper? It just doesn't go very black.
2. Are you definitely developing to completion? Leave a bit of paper in the developer for a few minutes with the lights...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By retinax
Uhmm did you mean to reply to me? I pointed out a...

Uhmm did you mean to reply to me? I pointed out a detail which many don't seem to be aware of. To interpret that as an argument against looking at sold listings is purely conjecture.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,706
Posted By retinax
Keep in mind that sold listings are also...

Keep in mind that sold listings are also inaccurate. In the the case of "BIN or make offer" listings, they will always show the BIN price, even if it was sold for a lower offer.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,987
Posted By retinax
Haha there's an answer to almost every question...

Haha there's an answer to almost every question on RFF! Good to know, I might venture in there again. It is foggy enough to put me off using it (along with the unfortunate lack of a proper distance...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,426
Posted By retinax
I'm sure you can get something like that with any...

I'm sure you can get something like that with any grainy film if you underexpose and overdevelop it, then scan with low resolution. I hope you don't take offense, giganova. You've shown some...
Forum: Olympus RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By retinax
Thank you! I thought so, the eyepiece looks...

Thank you! I thought so, the eyepiece looks larger, but couldn't find the comparison anywhere. Now I'll keep my eyes open for an affordable one. Too bad, the RDs seem to have gone down in value over...
Forum: Olympus RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By retinax
How does the finder of the Olympus SP compare to RD and RC?

Hello,
The title says it all. I'm wondering of the finder is larger on the SP, if so that could compel me to try one. I've realized that the RD is too small to comfortably hold for my hands and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
Well, this replica is single coated and Kevin...

Well, this replica is single coated and Kevin himself said above that the original Summicron was likely slightly hazy. And it does look like slight haze. I agree it is slight enough it doesn't ruin...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
I'm surprised people here like flare from haze so...

I'm surprised people here like flare from haze so much. It shouldn't be hard to fog any lens if you want more of that... or more reasonably, put a dirty filter on it. If you only want to lift the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,987
Posted By retinax
Inspired by you, Huss, I dug mine out, changed...

Inspired by you, Huss, I dug mine out, changed the light seals, and tried to get to the finder which is fogged on mine, too. I got the top cover off but the finder is underneath a flexible circuit...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By retinax
Today I received three beautiful prints, made my...

Today I received three beautiful prints, made my day! Many thanks to the artist. Am I the first one? My own was sent out shortly before Christmas, apologies for the delay.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By retinax
I also just realized that I now have what must be...

I also just realized that I now have what must be the holy trinity of IIas: Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex IIa and Contina IIa, and Kodak Retina IIa! All three made in Stuttgart, where one side of my family...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By retinax
Thanks Doug, I would normally measure from the...

Thanks Doug, I would normally measure from the film rails. But the problem is that the space between film rails and pressure plate is much more than the thickness of film and backing paper. Very odd...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By retinax
I tried to check the focus with a piece of ground...

I tried to check the focus with a piece of ground glass and realized it's not that simple: There's at least 0.5mm between the film rails and the pressure plate! Where will the film be? More...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,426
Posted By retinax
To me, 1/50 @ 5.6 or 8 wouldn't be enough for...

To me, 1/50 @ 5.6 or 8 wouldn't be enough for hand held landscape pictures to be printed large, both in shutter speed and aperture, certainly not with a 50mm or longer, maybe just so with a wide. And...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By retinax
There's a Pentax S-something/H-something in the...

There's a Pentax S-something/H-something in the last photo on the Magnum website! But what is the lens on it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 755
Views: 154,501
Posted By retinax
I feel a little left out here because this thread...

I feel a little left out here because this thread is dedicated to the SRTs and I much prefer my XD7/11, but we can agree on the love of Rokkors, so here goes:
MC 24 2.8
MD III 28 2.8
MD III 35...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,426
Posted By retinax
Then, as you must have figured yourself, your...

Then, as you must have figured yourself, your pick out of the Neopan, Delta and T-Max 100 films is probably the ticket! I do like the tmx except for its tendency to give Newton rings also from the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,426
Posted By retinax
You haven't told us if you will take a tripod. If...

You haven't told us if you will take a tripod. If yes, you can also consider the document type films if you're after grainless, high resolution pictures. On the other hand if you want to shoot hand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By retinax
Don't blame this on film! Did you have a big tank...

Don't blame this on film! Did you have a big tank for hot water before and now a tankless heater? That's a hard way to learn, but yes, letting warm water run straight onto the film is a big no-no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By retinax
Yes I've read there are a lot of fake batteries...

Yes I've read there are a lot of fake batteries sold. If they were all from one source, maybe you were sold alkalines in a lithium battery packaging?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By retinax
I don't think such a beast exists, I'd be all...

I don't think such a beast exists, I'd be all over it, too.
The Retina IIIS requires an external finder, but yes it does have a RF coupled 28 and leaf shutter.
If you want to go to a larger camera,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By retinax
This film is clearly cursed or haunted. I'm sure...

This film is clearly cursed or haunted. I'm sure Steve Huff can help. :p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By retinax
Now it's available again for a bit more, still...

Now it's available again for a bit more, still cheap, and they now also have individual rolls for 3.99. I hesitated too long to get it at 30€, but a whole brick would have been a bit much for me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By retinax
Soda bottles for me. They are gas proof enough,...

Soda bottles for me. They are gas proof enough, after all the fizz stays in the soda a long time, and can be squeezed to get air out, no messing with lots of marbles necessary. Keep them in a cabinet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By retinax
Very cheap, very short dated T-Max 3200

This is both a heads-up and a question - that first: People who have used these high speed films, how long beyond the expiration date would you expect it to be usable? I know these ultra fast films...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-11-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By retinax
Cleaning the darkroom of fixer traces - hypo eliminator?

I'm a bit worried that in the communal darkroom I use, work surfaces, cleaning rags and especially the print dryer may be contaminated with fixer. It occurred to me that hypo eliminator is probably...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
A possible solution could be to simply offer the...

A possible solution could be to simply offer the ltm mounting flange separately so costumers can exchange it on the M mount version to get an ltm lens that focuses down to 0.7 m. Should be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
I agree, a replica of the 21 mm Super Angulon...

I agree, a replica of the 21 mm Super Angulon would be very cool. And so would one of the 28 Summaron without the price tag of the one Leica has made, but I suppose that would be asking for trouble....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By retinax
Spotmatic also does that.

Spotmatic also does that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By retinax
You're certainly right, Bob. I'd just love the...

You're certainly right, Bob. I'd just love the simple double clearing time thing to work, I have to admit I don't process enough film to make testing seem more economical, time and money wise, than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By retinax
I chose to believe the don't-worry-sayers and can...

I chose to believe the don't-worry-sayers and can live with a bit of tint on tmy-2. The problem I have, and that I started a thread about that lead to no real result as most didn't seem to understand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,379
Posted By retinax
Highlight one: Upswept? Highlight two: so......

Highlight one: Upswept?
Highlight two: so... develop it less? Of course you may need to increase exposure even more, but there must be a point where overall contrast is normal, no?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
He is already kind with the selling price, I...

He is already kind with the selling price, I think much of the market would bear a higher price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By retinax
Sorry, Peter, for the mix-up, nothing to do with...

Sorry, Peter, for the mix-up, nothing to do with your post. Edited.
But incidentally what you write here,
"For greater clarity (some people do not "do" irony) and just in case my motives in making...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By retinax
This is a post I did not read¹

I know we have much better writers than myself, please contribute!


¹Comment by Out to Lunch in the "This is a picture I did not take"-thread...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
I'd prefer that, too. My Canon 7 goes down to...

I'd prefer that, too. My Canon 7 goes down to 0.7m. But then I'm interested because it promises to be a great lens, not because it's a replica of something... I'd also prefer multi-coated... but also...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By retinax
I'll run with a Freudian slip interpretation, the...

I'll run with a Freudian slip interpretation, the alternative of the two sounds being similar to a German ear and still to my mind as well is more embarrassing. So yes, let's fight about this....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By retinax
Great idea for a thread! Will you start it or...

Great idea for a thread! Will you start it or should I?

I like the website linked in the OP, inspiring. I had never fought about that writing can work so well to convey a visual impression,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
I'm sure they won't hand-grind them, now that...

I'm sure they won't hand-grind them, now that aspherical surfaces can be made precisely by computer controlled machines. What would be the advantage? This degree of authenticity doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By retinax
:D and a few character a to satisfy the forum...

:D and a few character a to satisfy the forum software.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,220
Posted By retinax
Cool project! It may be irrelevant in practice...

Cool project! It may be irrelevant in practice but in theory, wouldn't it be better to have the cameras converge with their fronts so the lenses are closer together? Should be possible with the two...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By retinax
I'm fairly certain there's an adapter on it, they...

I'm fairly certain there's an adapter on it, they aren't very substantial and you could certainly mistake one as part of the lens. Google ltm-m adapters to get an idea what they look like.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By retinax
I think you've actually got reticulation, and...

I think you've actually got reticulation, and reading this: "the bathtub got pretty hot for a moment (the hot knob spun to fast and got hot too quickly into the tank" it's not surprising. Little harm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,889
Posted By retinax
Hmm I still see no online shop there, probably...

Hmm I still see no online shop there, probably they hide it due to my non-UK IP address. Too bad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,889
Posted By retinax
I don't see an online shop on Ilford's website,...

I don't see an online shop on Ilford's website, could you point me somewhere?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By retinax
I don't see the distortion but I see weak left...

I don't see the distortion but I see weak left sides in most of the pictures, could be the scanner if these are film, or could be the lens; and bokeh I don't like, but that's subjective of course.
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By retinax
So half-mirrors or whatever they're called, huh?...

So half-mirrors or whatever they're called, huh? My advice about identifying the coated side still applies. Avoid touching the coated side if you can. In my limited experience many of them are not as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 902
Posted By retinax
Konica off-road, and comparable worksite cameras...

Konica off-road, and comparable worksite cameras by Nikon and Fuji should survive something like that fine and have much much better lenses. Heck, any cheap p&s has a much better lens and many can be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By retinax
Are you talking about SLRs/TLRs? There's...

Are you talking about SLRs/TLRs? There's absolutely no point in cleaning the bottom of the mirror and you have to be extremely careful cleaning the top surface. These mirrors have a silver layer on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
Yes I think it's likely that your rangefinder...

Yes I think it's likely that your rangefinder focusing will be fine now for all distances, I just wanted to caution against relying on the scale and infinity hard stop under these circumstances....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
Congrats! But are you taking for granted that...

Congrats! But are you taking for granted that infinity focus according to the scale one the lens/the hard stop is more accurate than by the rangefinder? It's possible but I think less likely than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 5,451
Posted By retinax
So KA knew that the packaging was bad? As they...

So KA knew that the packaging was bad? As they changed it some time before 10.07. (lets assume that's October 7 as it ended up on the US market). When did the warning /acknowledgement appear on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
I'm positive that if he can't get it done with...

I'm positive that if he can't get it done with the hammer, he has an angle grinder at hand.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
You had the rough side of the ground glass sit on...

You had the rough side of the ground glass sit on the film rails, yes? And you saw a horizontal double image? Well then the RF needs adjusting. I don't know how it's done but it's usually not very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
Regarding the focusing feel, try untightening the...

Regarding the focusing feel, try untightening the screws that hold the focusing ring a little. They severely affect the focusing stiffness on the RD. But of course real damage seems a possibility.
I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By retinax
I'd expect stripes orthogonal to the shutter's...

I'd expect stripes orthogonal to the shutter's direction of travel, not parallel. The only way I can see a shutter causing this is if there is fuzz overhanging the small opening at fast speeds, i.e....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By retinax
Tell us more! Is this new film? Developed...

Tell us more! Is this new film? Developed yourself?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 5,451
Posted By retinax
That sounds horrible and I don't understand how...

That sounds horrible and I don't understand how that could pass QC. I also don't understand why you ruined two more rolls after the first one... In any case I'd give Fomadon Excel a chance if you can...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-18-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By retinax
I succumbed to the GAS and today received a late...

I succumbed to the GAS and today received a late model IIa, the one that has the wheels for aperture and shutter speed like the Favorit but no light meter. It's well used, worn film holder spring and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-14-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By retinax
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169205 you'll especially want to read post 11
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By retinax
No, there's also hoodcalc.xls (Google it). It's...

No, there's also hoodcalc.xls (Google it). It's intended to calculate lens hoods, can of course be used to calculate if anything would vignette, as long as you know the dimensions.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By retinax
J. T. perhaps thought it might be mechanically...

J. T. perhaps thought it might be mechanically damaged, if so it might not be possible to repair, that won't be different with another repair person. If it just need fresh lube, any repair person can...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By retinax
Whatever you decide, make sure to try it before...

Whatever you decide, make sure to try it before you spend lots of money. Results from that lens might not look as nice on digital as they do on film, and you might not like the workflow, especially...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,379
Posted By retinax
I congratulte the people at Ferrania and everyone...

I congratulte the people at Ferrania and everyone who has been waiting for this. I like the packaging. Won't be using the film anytime soon on my current budget.
Does anyone know if L'avventura was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By retinax
Haha this is setting off all my bs detectors. Are...

Haha this is setting off all my bs detectors. Are these the people who think you can't get film any more? Anyway you can check if you can still buy it, the shops would know. And don't be too certain...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By retinax
I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the...

I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the English language forums. That's not entirely uncommon as a term of endearment for Rollstuhl, "rolling chair", wheelchair. Rollt mir die Zehennägel hoch...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By retinax
I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the...

I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the English language forums...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By retinax
A sequel on wheelchairs and TLRs maybe?

A sequel on wheelchairs and TLRs maybe?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,544
Posted By retinax
That actually contradicts the description. The...

That actually contradicts the description. The explanation why it worked for you is probably that your eyes can accommodate, you don't need reading glasses, do you? That just puts the focusing screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,544
Posted By retinax
My experience regarding SLRs vs rangefinders is...

My experience regarding SLRs vs rangefinders is the opposite of yours, and that's also what makes theoretical sense to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By retinax
I totally agree, Brett, if you are actually able...

I totally agree, Brett, if you are actually able to adjust infinity and close range, of course you should check both. I was under the impression that the OP could at best do some shimming of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By retinax
Because as you say it's hard to see variations at...

Because as you say it's hard to see variations at infinity, why not do the adjustment at close distance, as long as one doesn't want and need to work on the "slope" of focusing? That is of course...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By retinax
50m or infinity is a tiny difference on a 50mm, I...

50m or infinity is a tiny difference on a 50mm, I wonder how you could even make that out with certainty. Is focus also noticeably off at minimum focus distance? I'd start there, much more noticeable...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By retinax
Oof you all are giving me GAS. I wonder why the...

Oof you all are giving me GAS.
I wonder why the good people of Zeiss never gave the Ikoflex a Planar or some other higher quality lens. Any ideas?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By retinax
You could focus (hah) on that and use an add-on...

You could focus (hah) on that and use an add-on viewfinder for framing.The usual 105mm lens on a 6x9 folder is a bit wider than the easy to find finders for 50 on 135 though, but should be workable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,122
Posted By retinax
I disagree because I have never heard an...

I disagree because I have never heard an argument, let alone a convincing one, why nation states should be the bearer of a right to pollute or a duty to keep clean. Should China and Liechtenstein...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,122
Posted By retinax
I had to read it two more times... I'll get...

I had to read it two more times... I'll get myself a beer from the fridge to loosen up a bit now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,122
Posted By retinax
I quite agree with what you say about the camera...

I quite agree with what you say about the camera industry being hardly relevant. So I'm sorry to single out your post. But I must disagree with the part underlined, that's a very comforting thing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,122
Posted By retinax
?? Home insulation can save one serious chunk of...

?? Home insulation can save one serious chunk of energy consumption. Of course the environmental impact depends on what is used for insulation.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By retinax
Not all are, I have an original Kodak Retina...

Not all are, I have an original Kodak Retina add-on one as well as some simple 6x9 folder that almost require poking the damn thing in your eye. You need one with a large "eyepiece" hole. Well,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,122
Posted By retinax
Until proven otherwise, I'll assume that camera...

Until proven otherwise, I'll assume that camera makers are as bad as any industry. Yes, we should pressure them to do better, but there's little leverage because in choosing such specialized tools,...
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 846
Posted By retinax
Wow, absolute insanity. In a good way. Well,...

Wow, absolute insanity. In a good way. Well, except for exposing vintage cars to salt, and modding them to death in the first place. Great photography, too!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By retinax
Expose a sheet of this paper to room light and...

Expose a sheet of this paper to room light and develop it, that will tell you if it's the paper. Actually, better expose it under the enlarger in steps, but with the head further up, because if it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By retinax
Because not that many buyers of the lenses bought...

Because not that many buyers of the lenses bought filters and hoods, and of those who did, many must have damaged or lost them, put them in a drawer and not thought they would be worth anything when...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 7,957
Posted By retinax
Agreed. I guess they must have higher markups now...

Agreed. I guess they must have higher markups now in many US states compared to Europe because they price differences don't reflect the differences in sales tax, I think (too lazy to verify, but that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,106
Posted By retinax
I feel similarly. One part of it is the frame...

I feel similarly.
One part of it is the frame lines for a 50 are smaller than the (always full) matte screen, on most RFs. Size of the VF image makes a big difference. The Canon P with its 1:1 VF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 236,429
Posted By retinax
Absolutely stunning work, Brendan!

Absolutely stunning work, Brendan!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By retinax
Right I didn't realize there were no cheap...

Right I didn't realize there were no cheap adapters, they all seem to have the helical that you'd need for the 50mm lenses.
Regarding cases I don't see how that's specific to this lens, it'll fit in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,736
Posted By retinax
ISO 800 with normal contrast, rather than...

ISO 800 with normal contrast, rather than designed to be pushed, would be interesting to me. As would be a a black and white film with inherently limited density so highlights will never block...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By retinax
Are you sure you mean a case, or rather a rear...

Are you sure you mean a case, or rather a rear cap? Cases are plentiful. If you can't find a fitting rear cap, a cheap adapter to, for example, Sony E mount and the respective rear cap could work....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By retinax
The sensor is behind a shutter, made of metal.

The sensor is behind a shutter, made of metal.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By retinax
I don't see how that would make a difference,...

I don't see how that would make a difference, it's not a live view camera where the sensor is completely exposed when it's on.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By retinax
On the beach, yo probably shoot with a small...

On the beach, yo probably shoot with a small aperture and have large homogeneous areas in the pictures. These are ideal conditions to notice dust spots that may have been there before, unnoticed. But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By retinax
I don't think it's reticulation. I have never...

I don't think it's reticulation. I have never seen it in person, but examples on the internet look different and it's said that it's hard to get reticulation with modern films. Certainly a few...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,226
Posted By retinax
The best looking camera of all times.

The best looking camera of all times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
With a tripod, I'd use scale focus on either type...

With a tripod, I'd use scale focus on either type of camera in most landscape situations, so it doesn't matter much...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By retinax
Looks about right, that's what you get when you...

Looks about right, that's what you get when you change your position between the shots so the nearest can is the same size in the pictures.

If the camera was in the same position for the 24mm...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By retinax
You're wrong. For instance a 35 on APS-C and a 50...

You're wrong. For instance a 35 on APS-C and a 50 on FF give the same image, if we leave depth of field out of it. Exactly because "focal length is not same as field of view". Please do try it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By retinax
Non-retrofocus wide angles can be quite good with...

Non-retrofocus wide angles can be quite good with few elements if slow, and yes they need to be close to the film, so don't work on SLRs, nor do they work well on any digital cameras because the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By retinax
No, to reiterate: a 35 for aps-c is not a wide....

No, to reiterate: a 35 for aps-c is not a wide. Maybe stop thinking in terms of focal length, think in terms of angle of view. A 35 that's made for Aps-c could be the same design as a 50 for full...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By retinax
False premise - a 35 for aps-c is not a wide,...

False premise - a 35 for aps-c is not a wide, it's a normal.
Forum: Travel 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By retinax
Have you posted these before? Look familiar...

Have you posted these before? Look familiar somehow.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
Sorry to rain on your parade but this cliché must...

Sorry to rain on your parade but this cliché must die. Mandarin speakers usually have no problems distinguishing r and l in English, Japanese speakers and AFAIK speakers of some Chinese dialects may,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By retinax
This is dangerous advice. Fixing time should be...

This is dangerous advice. Fixing time should be at least twice the clearing time. Clearing time needs to be measured as comparison, not just eyeballed, how to: see here:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By retinax
How is an old car...no auto transmission...not a...

How is an old car...no auto transmission...not a "motorcycle?"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By retinax
Your developer and film are plenty good. It looks...

Your developer and film are plenty good. It looks under-fixed. That means that the scanner software or you have to increase contrast a lot because the shadows drown in the remaining silver stain....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By retinax
Could you clean up your post a bit? you say the...

Could you clean up your post a bit? you say the Plustek is not working, then there's a link supposedly to scans made with it. And there's overlap between pictures you linked, not clear what is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By retinax
Thank you all for the advice, I tried it all and...

Thank you all for the advice, I tried it all and what worked was inspired by what julio1fer wrote. A piece of thick stiff plastic foil taped to the back of the film, just using it to get it started...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-29-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By retinax
Very curly 120 film, can't get it on the reel

The title says it, this roll of Tri-X, a few years expired, does not want to leave its curled up state. I cant get it started on the Paterson reel. It's back in the safety of its backing paper for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,166
Posted By retinax
I'm not so sure about having just someone doing...

I'm not so sure about having just someone doing it under license. Apart from the cost and difficulty there's also the issue of trust. I'd need a lot of confidence in the maker do make it right and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By retinax
Ask yourself this: When you look at another...

Ask yourself this: When you look at another photographer's work, in a gallery or book, will you be one of the sticklers who ask if everything was printed full frame? If not, why impose such...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,485
Posted By retinax
Well that's probably how they break, if they...

Well that's probably how they break, if they break. Look at your specimen. The focusing lever is in the way of the back when focused at mid distances.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,485
Posted By retinax
You're so lucky! I've got one in much worse...

You're so lucky! I've got one in much worse condition, but it works after some diy work. My screen and mirror are very dark, how's yours? It's a fragile camera in some ways. Be very careful to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,932
Posted By retinax
How cool! Please introduce this to us in a...

How cool! Please introduce this to us in a separate thread!
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 6,117
Posted By retinax
To my eyes some grit and grain from film suits...

To my eyes some grit and grain from film suits your clean compositions extremely well! Will we see more of this in the Fort Wayne thread?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-25-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By retinax
"The Camera as a Weapon" documentary on Iran-Iraq war on Arte

Interesting documentary about Irani photographer Saeid Sadeghi who got pulled into the war machine. Propaganda or reporting? Seems to me that his photographs were so effectively used as propaganda...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By retinax
Yes I think when split-grade printing, the soft...

Yes I think when split-grade printing, the soft exposure makes sure that no highlights get blown. Pre-flashing the paper is another useful tool in the box here. Both comes at the expense of soft...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By retinax
I think it's all been said, delta 400 doesn't...

I think it's all been said, delta 400 doesn't have the resolution of tmy-2, and if you don't have any specific reasons, might as well to for what's cheaper.
If like to hear your thoughts about why...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By retinax
Look at prints. Best hold them in your hands....

Look at prints. Best hold them in your hands. Either your own work, or a friend's, or at least a gallery or a book.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By retinax
That's like using your shoes or watch or frying...

That's like using your shoes or watch or frying pan one shot. Fixer is formulated to be re-used. No downside to it.



That seems risky. Conventional wisdom is to fix for at least twice the clearing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By retinax
Mine had issues that I traced back to the range...

Mine had issues that I traced back to the range switch that is operated with the little wheel next to the eyepiece. Cleaning the contacts and bending the spring to give it some pressure again revived...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-18-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 12,376
Posted By retinax
Great photography, and I admire your dedication...

Great photography, and I admire your dedication and courage in approaching people.
I hope my honesty is not unwelcome when I say that I think you should go easier on the clarity slider or sharpening...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,294
Posted By retinax
Focusing a 7 works great with or without glasses....

Focusing a 7 works great with or without glasses. The RF patch may not be as sharp-edged as on a Bessa, but also doesn't disappear if your eye isn't exactly centered as on the Bessa R. The incidence...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By retinax
The shutter is a bit in front of the focal plane,...

The shutter is a bit in front of the focal plane, i.e. depending on the focal lens, the sun should be focused on the shutter curtain when the focus for the film plane is at intermediate or near...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By retinax
I don't like it. Photography should not be a...

I don't like it. Photography should not be a competition, and likes for unknown reasons are meaningless. RFF is a flourishing little niche of the internet where we don't care much about what the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By retinax
Cool stuff! I had forgotten about soap box cars....

Cool stuff! I had forgotten about soap box cars. Getting old enough to take silly **** like that seriously.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By retinax
She's lucky! Get her a 35mm or wider lens. When I...

She's lucky!
Get her a 35mm or wider lens. When I was a kid, using a 50 was very hard. It requires too much abstraction to make good pictures. It's neither wide enough to get in all you see nor long...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By retinax
Common, relatively cheap SR44s have about the...

Common, relatively cheap SR44s have about the right thickness and just require some cardboard or an O-ring around the circumference to remain properly seated in a battery chamber made for the 625...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By retinax
What happens with rangefinder image when the lens...

What happens with rangefinder image when the lens is at infinity or vice veraa?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By retinax
Black and white developer should get something...

Black and white developer should get something from any film stock, enough the read the edge markings. But you can identify colour neg film by the orange mask.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By retinax
I don't think that you see mainly colour...

I don't think that you see mainly colour determines that you must make colour photographs. You could also consciously take a step away from that and might arrive at more thoughtful use of the gray...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
Agreed. Although even if a little more expensive,...

Agreed. Although even if a little more expensive, the looks play in favor of this lens; soooo much nicer than the pseudo-vintage CV. That looks like it's inspired by the worst of German design of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,353
Posted By retinax
I see. Perhaps the hole in the plastic, where the...

I see. Perhaps the hole in the plastic, where the steel ball sits, is damaged.

Some more random advice regarding reels and tanks, although probably not your issue:
Only moving one half of the reel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,353
Posted By retinax
Not sure what you mean here, you should cut the...

Not sure what you mean here, you should cut the leader off and possibly round the corners, or even start from the end as Erik suggests, although that's not practical in a changing bag. Leaders from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,353
Posted By retinax
Try thoroughly cleaning the reels you have....

Try thoroughly cleaning the reels you have. Although I don't understand why, as everything used for developing is nicely soluble in water, they do get dirty. Some people report success with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,721
Posted By retinax
I like its look, but see no other reason to buy...

I like its look, but see no other reason to buy it instead of an M10, which is the better camera, if you want to spend that kind of money.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By retinax
The modern Voigtländer lenses named "Ultron"...

The modern Voigtländer lenses named "Ultron" don't have anything special in common optical design wise. And these are wide angles have nothing in common with the old 50mm Ultron. It's just a label.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By retinax
Great success story! Canada balsam does dissolve...

Great success story! Canada balsam does dissolve in alcohols, but modern cements need nasty stuff.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By retinax
I seem to remember reading, probably on photrio,...

I seem to remember reading, probably on photrio, that some people preferred prolonged soaking in nasty solvents for separating elements bonded with modern cements. No risk of physical damage that way.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
Horrible rings around oof highlights, only very...

Horrible rings around oof highlights, only very slightly worse from the replica:eek:

I'm kidding, who cares. These all look lovely, and the difference in contrast from modern coatings is smaller...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,850
Posted By retinax
I see some vintage character in the images, maybe...

I see some vintage character in the images, maybe the boke, but the contrast from modern coatings. Similar the the C-Sonnar and the Elmar-M, in this way. I like it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By retinax
Come to think of it, the best casual "portraits"...

Come to think of it, the best casual "portraits" I've done in a while were of friends when we were all pretty drunk. They have some technical deficiencies but the relaxed mood really shows ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By retinax
The red safe lights are for handling black and...

The red safe lights are for handling black and white photo paper, and orthochromatic films, those aren't your normal black and white films nowadays. If your film was safe to use in red safe light, it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By retinax
"Completely black negatives with no edge...

"Completely black negatives with no edge markings" sounds like your film was exposed to room light at some point..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By retinax
How was it scanned? Is that negative very low...

How was it scanned? Is that negative very low contrast by any chance, so contrast had to be boosted a lot in post? I suspect it may be that, perhaps grain aliasing from scanning that was boosted a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 50,678
Posted By retinax
Nice picture! Did the supposedly-coupled-to-AF...

Nice picture! Did the supposedly-coupled-to-AF matrix metering arrive at this exposure by itself? Or did you compensate?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,801
Posted By retinax
I don't have any Leica but I have brought two...

I don't have any Leica but I have brought two cameras on vacation. Fast and slow film, but mainly to avoid changing lenses and the little bit of anxiety of dropping one. I mostly end up walking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By retinax
Lol. Weren't passport photo-graphers replaced...

Lol.

Weren't passport photo-graphers replaced by "robots" 40, 50 years ago?
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